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Cooling down in honeybees is affected by what others are doing

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In my previous post, I talked about how crickets were influenced by who was watching them when they performed a victory dance after winning a fight. Although this is a unique finding, it fits into a larger picture of many animals (including insects) being affected by their social context. At the animal behaviour conference I [...]

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Turtle embryos move inside their eggs to the coolest spots

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    Having recently moved to Arizona, I’m starting to appreciate the need to stay cool for the first time in my life. Here, people employ all kinds of strategies to stay cool. As well as the ones I’ve previously encountered, I’ve now seen people carrying umbrellas when it’s not raining, having wet towels slung [...]

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